About this recipe: A great nibble or food gift at Christmas, these aromatic almonds are surprisingly easy to make.
My family loved this, even the kids! I was delighted to give them a healthy snack that they enjoyed. Thank you. - 30 Nov 2008
I thought these would be really great after reading all the rave reviews. However, I found the first batch I tried to smell really great while baking but just tasting a little bland. I agree with some previous posts that added a lot more to it. I don't know why they gave such a high rating when they had to add so much to make it taste better. To my second batch, I added a tsp. vanilla to the eggs. I also added 1/2 c. brown sugar for that maple flavor, used a whole tsp of cinnamon and added 1/3 cup of cooled melted butter. It tasted a whole lot better and was gobbled up and gone in minutes. Everyone only picked at the first recipe and they went to waste. - 08 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent reviewer tips on this recipe - a bit of tweeking for a perfect end result. The changes made: substitute 1tsp. vanilla for the water, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar to dry ingredients, increase the cinnamon to 1tsp. used 1/2 cup of Splenda for the white sugar ingredient (because I have to watch my sugar intake; worked great with the sugar substitute),used a 16oz. pkg. of almonds for this recipe to ensure good coating. If using more nuts, increase the coating ingredients. Cooked my batch on a cookie sheet with parchment paper (easy cleanup) at 250 degrees for 1hr.15mins. stirring every 20 mins or so. Good stuff! This goes into my Gift Giving recipe file.**Adding: save the "sugar crumbs" when you're done with the cooking. I use the crumbs in my oatmeal while it's cooking, in coffee when I feel like a little cinnamon coffee! I'm sure you'll find other uses. It's a shame to throw those cinnamon sugar crystals ! ** And in my opinion, these are okay when warm, however these taste much better when cooled. - 29 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)